I found this recipe on Weelicious a couple of weeks ago and have already made it twice. It reminds me of an easy, kid-friendly bananas foster. I serve it over french vanilla yogurt as a treat for both Will and me! Tonight, I made it for a third time and added apples and a few raisins. It reminded me of hot apple pie filling, but a little richer and creamier, thanks to the bananas. I'll bet it would be good over ice cream, too, but honestly, the vanilla yogurt tastes so amazing that I haven't been tempted. . . yet.
Baked Maple Bananas
1 TBS. butter or margarine
2 TBS. maple syrup
4 bananas, peeled and either sliced or cut in half length-wise
1/2 tps. cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice
(I doubled all of the sauce ingredients when I added two cored, peeled, and diced apples, and a quarter cup of raisins tonight.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the butter and syrup in an 8X8 Pyrex (I used a 9x13 for the apples and raisins tonight)
Melt the syrup and butter together either in the microwave or oven
Add lemon juice and cinnamon and stir to combine
Gently toss the bananas (and other fruit) to coat
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until bubbly and brown
Enjoy over vanilla yogurt or ice cream!